I had M22s, M2s and VP150. The M80s don't have as much problems as the centers do (VP150,VP180). I haven't listened to the Verus series. A friend has some older Aperion Intimus models 4 years or so maybe and I though they sounded more natural, less edgy and frail compared to the Axioms. The Aperions felt and looked like a very well made quality speaker. The Axioms I though just looked very dated and used very cheap drivers and tweeters.
I use to really like Axioms until I started researching and doing my own in home comparisons with various ID Brands (HSU, Arx, SVS, Swan) and B&M models (PSB, B&W, Def Tech ect. ) Then I finally realized how out classed and under performing the Axioms really were. I would compare the Axioms to more budget brands like EMP and Polk Monitor series and some lower end Boston Acoustics.